Santa Claus Vs The Easter Bunny by Fred Blunt
Published by Allen & Unwin
Date: November 2018
Who would have thought that the Easter Bunny would get his knickers in a knot and be so jealous of Santa Claus? I know, I was surprised too, I have always thought of them as being the cheeriest best of friends, living in harmony, and enjoying the celebrations of each other’s jobs. Nuh huh, not the Easter Bunny, he was not happy at all.
According to Easter Bunny, Santa gets all the perks. Santa has elves to help him make all the gifts, a sleigh to ride in and reindeer to guide him, but not the Easter Bunny – he does it all himself, no help, not even a carrot and he loves carrots. Enough was enough for the Easter Bunny and he set about sabotaging Santa’s gifts…
The author has cleverly brought together the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus in one story, and there is so much to love about this book; from the hilarity of the Easter Bunny, to the unexpected reaction from Santa Claus, from the delight of children at receiving their sabotaged gifts, and to the further hilarity of the Easter Bunny. This book is bizarre, full of mayhem and fun, all from an author who clearly has a great sense of imagination.
The illustrations are full of colour, are funny, but also very busy. There is a lot happening on every page and sometimes I found it a little overwhelming, however it all ties in with style of story. Santa Claus looks as jolly as ever, and every picture of the Easter Bunny is hilarious, the faces he is pulling on each page generate a lot of laughter.
This is just simply a fun book that has taken two of children’s favourite holiday’s and imagined what could happen between Santa and the fed up Easter Bunny. I recommend this for any age, however 3 year old and over will get the most value from it. Thank you Fred Blunt for bringing your witty humor to a delightfully festive book.
Thank you Allen & Unwin for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book.